NEW POPSICLE BAR HAS STUDENTS RAVING

By VICTORIA DE LA CRUZ

Staff Writer

With their delicious popsicle and customizable toppings, there is a new gelato place in town that will make everyone’s heart melt. Almonds, strawberries and milk chocolate drizzle are some of the most popular popsicle toppings at the up-and-coming gelato shop, Popbar.

“Popbar is one of my favorite places because it is a new way to eat ice-cream,” said Nicole Arias, sophomore. “I love that it is open late because sometimes I go to Delray with my friends and crave something sweet and cool.”

Popbar is not a typical gelato shop. Popbar was created in New York City in 2010 by Reuben Ben Jehuda, who has sweet memories of eating gelato with friends while growing up in Milan, Italy.

Along with Daniel Yaghoubi, an admirer of popsicle-production since his childhood in Hamburg, Germany, the pair united their adoration for real, all-natural, gluten free, low in sugar treats, creating a brand which offers 40 kinds of popbars.

“My favorite thing about Popbar is the variety of popsicles and how healthy they are because I try to be healthy and watch my weight,” said Marcela Coronell, junior. “It is a great way to eat gelato and it is very innovative.”

At Popbar, customers will discover great flavors: vanilla, chocolate and espresso, to outlandish flavors like green tea and banana. Regular flavors incorporate pumpkin pie, mango and kiwi.

Each can be dipped and customized to the customer’s personal preference. Other Popbar treats include hot chocolate on a stick, frozen hot chocolate, popaccino, nut spreads and poppings to go, which are Popbar’s famous poppings enrobed in chocolate.

“The variety of toppings offered at Popbar make my life happy because I can put dark chocolate on my popsicle, which is my favorite kind of chocolate,” said Coronell.

“The options are truly endless and it makes a great place to have a treat at.” Popbar is located at 411 East Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach. Its business hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

For more information on Popbar, visit www.pop-bar.com.

Victoria De La Cruz

Victoria De La Cruz is a senior majoring in advertising and public relations, with a minor in multimedia journalism. De La Cruz considers writing and fashion to be her greatest passions. She has her own blog, Sartorial Dreams. In the near future, De la Cruz dreams of working full time with her blog and eventually developing her own fashion brand.

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